Amphitryon

Amphitryon

by Molière
     
 

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“Richard Wilbur’s translations of classic French drama are among the undiscovered treasure of our recent literature.”–The Hudson Review

Molière’s late, elegant comedy, based on Plautus’ Roman version, alludes to the love affairs of the French king. This is the fourth and final volume of Theatre Communication

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“Richard Wilbur’s translations of classic French drama are among the undiscovered treasure of our recent literature.”–The Hudson Review

Molière’s late, elegant comedy, based on Plautus’ Roman version, alludes to the love affairs of the French king. This is the fourth and final volume of Theatre Communication Group’s series (with cover designs by Chip Kidd), completing trade publication of these vital theatrical works. ncludes Richard Wilbur’s translation notes.

Richard Wilbur is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and a former poet laureate of the United States. His verse translations of Molière’s plays have been performed for audiences throughout the world.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur's English verse translation of an amusing play which tells the story of Jupiter's successful ruse to bed the wife of the Theban general Amphitryon. No index or bibliography. Contains an afterword by Wilbur. Paper edition (unseen), $12.00. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559367028
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
233 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Wilbur received his B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Harvard. Wilbur's publications include six volumes of poetry and two collections of his selected verse, a volume of his collection verse, translations of Molière's four most outstanding verse plays, a collection of of his prose and two books for children

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